Yesterday, officials in Alaska raised the alert level on the Pavlof Volcano from ‘watch’ to ‘warning.’ Over the past day, several pilots have reported an ash plume reaching more than 22,000 feet in the air according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory.

The Observatory also reported satellite images showing the ash plume reaching more than 80 km to the east of the volcano. “The low-level eruption of Pavlof has escalated,” said officials.

They also reported an increase in seismic tremors starting at 2300 UTC on Monday. The aviation color code has been raised to ‘red’ from ‘orange.’

Local reports say campers witnessed lava flows on the northeast side of the volcano.

The Pavlof Volcano stands at more than 8,200 feet in elevation. It’s located about 625 miles southwest of Anchorage and is one of the most active volcanoes in Alaska. Check out the image below to get a better idea of where the volcano is located.

pavlof volcano location

The volcano has been pretty active over the past 30 years with several dozen eruptions.

So far, air travel has not been impacted by the eruption or the ash plume following it.

Head on over to the Alaska Volcano Observatory for additional updates on the volcano.


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